Nettle & blue cheese rarebit

No nettles? This simple rustic dish can also be made using spinach

  • Prep:5 mins
    Cook:15 mins
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 498
  • fat 36g
  • saturates 21g
  • carbs 29g
  • sugars 3g
  • fibre 3g
  • protein 15g
  • salt 1.57g


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 200g nettle leaves
  • 200ml tub crème fraîche
  • 1 tsp wholegrain mustard
  • 140g British blue cheese, such as Blue Vinney
  • 4 slices sourdough bread


  1. Heat the olive oil in a frying pan. Add the nettles and cook for 1 min until wilted. Allow to cool for 1 min, then roughly chop. Add to a bowl with the crème fraÎche, mustard and half the blue cheese. Stir in seasoning and set aside.

  2. Heat the grill and lightly toast the bread on both sides. Divide the nettle and cheese mix between the toasts then pile on the remaining cheese and grill until golden and bubbling. Serve immediately.

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